THE MUNTJACS 295 species has a dark iron-grey pelage, and the late Mr. Consul Swinhoe described It jts very Goat-like In aspect Oaprcvlas.—The lios Deer has fairly complex antlers. It is a small Doer and lias spotted young. The common IKoe jDeer^ C. capraefi, is a native of this country. It is the smallest of our Deer, and its antlers only have three tines in stags of the third year. It is a singular fact about this Deer that though the pair- ID3 season is in -July and August, the young are not born until the following May or Jim':;, a. period Vtliicli does not represent that of gestation. The germ remains dormant for some time before (level jpiug, The Muntjucs, Ccrcvlvs, form a distinct generic type confined to the Indian and the South-Eastern Paluearetic region. They FIG, 1 53. — Mule Deer. (Jarmcw maorotist. are small Deer with spotted young, and short one-branched antlers placed upon pedicels as long as themselves. The canines are strongly developed in the males. There are about half-a-dozen species. 47at*m#tŁ$ is exclusively American in range, and contsinB about twenty specsies. There axe or axe not tipper canines. Tbe young'